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Daily Dispatch publisher earns award for 2009 By WILLIAM F. WEST Daily Dispatch Writer
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Tax office waited 11 days before reporting loss County officials were still tight-lipped Thursday about the disappearance of a bank deposit bag from the Vance County Tax Office. Vance County Manager Jerry Ayscue said the bag, which contained as much as $6,000 to $7,000 in cash and several thousands more in checks, was first suspected to be missing on Dec. 17. He said the loss was reported to the sheriff’s department on Dec. 28. Ayscue did not elaborate on why 11 days passed before it was reported to the sheriff’s department. “According to Sheriff (Peter) White, the SBI (State Bureau of Investigation) is assisting with the investigation,” Ayscue said. County officials have declined to answer questions such as: • What is the total amount of missing cash and checks? • What procedures does the county use to deposit public funds? • Who is tasked with the job of transporting public
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James Edwards, right, poses for a photo with Bennett H. Perry Jr., last year’s recipient of the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce’s Outstanding Citizen of the Year award. Edwards is the 2009 Outstanding Citizen of the Year.
Daily Dispatch Publisher James Edwards is the Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce’s Outstanding Citizen of the Year. “It’s rare for me to be at a loss for words,” the Henderson resident said to laughs from the audience after receiving his plaque Thursday evening at the civic organization’s 72nd annual banquet, held at Vance-Granville Community College. Edwards, in thanking the selection committee, said, “I’ll be honest with you: I sat there, hoping and praying that the person who is going to get this award tonight is the one that I nominated.” Edwards said that the award means much to him and added that, “I love Henderson. I love Vance County. I do what I do because of that love. “And I simply feel like that we all have that responsibility of making at least — playing some small role in making our place better. And so, to get an award for that — wow, that’s wonderful.” Edwards expressed apprePlease see EDWARDS, page 3A
First Baptist ‘Shining Moment’ award winner By DISPATCH STAFF
First Baptist Church of Henderson is this year’s recipient of the Shining Moment in Education Award from Vance County Schools. The purpose of the award is to recognize the most outstanding business partner for local schools. The award was presented Thursday evening at the annual Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce banquet. First Baptist was honored for being instrumental in working with E.M. Rollins Elementary School, including by sponsoring programs such as in the arts, by providing book bags, school
supplies and warm clothing, by providing a smile and sitting with the schoolchildren at lunchtime. A new initiative, the backpack buddies program, provides specially selected students with the chance to take backpacks full of non-perishable items home for the weekend when they cannot be at school to eat a hot meal. Carol Ann Franklin accepted the award on behalf of the church. Additionally on Thursday evening, Zeb Vance Elementary School Principal Anne Garrison was recognized as principal of the year by the chamber, the county School District and the County Public School Foundation. Tessa Webb-Lewis received
congratulations from the chamber, the county School District and the County Public School Foundation as the district’s teacher of the year. Webb-Lewis teaches eighth grade mathematics at Henderson Middle School. The following teachers were recognized for having received National Board Certification: • Cora Boyd of Henderson Middle. • Karen Rowland of E.M. Rollins. • Tameka Glass of Aycock Elementary School. • Valerie Hairston of Zeb Vance Elementary. Also on Thursday evening, the chamber’s officers for this year
were announced. They are: • Vanessa Jones of VanceGranville Community College, chairman. Jones is the first African-American to hold the position. • David Ruggles of Maria Parham Medical Center, first vice chairman. • Catherine Hughes of Satterwhite Point Marina, second vice chairman. • Dean Overby of William L. Stark and Co., treasurer. Paul Harris of Harris Inc. of Henderson is the past chairman. Send comments to email@example.com.
Oxford minister serving on Golden LEAF board Lacy Joyner, recommended by Sen. Doug Berger, will hold position until 2013
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Deaths Creedmoor Mae N. Cash, 84 William Smith Jr. Henderson Elvin Terry, 51 High Point Reynalda B. Lopez, 54 Kittrell William M. Pegram, 65 Oxford William A. Sanford, 52 Kirk Wright Raleigh Larry D. Hargrove, 43 Shelia A. Morrow Warren County Lottie Mae Davis, 100
OXFORD — An Oxford minister is now serving on the Golden LEAF Foundation’s board of directors. The Rev. Lacy Joyner was appointed by state Senate President Pro Tem Marc Basnight, D-Dare, at the recommendation of state Sen. Doug Berger, D-Franklin and who additionally represents Vance, Granville and Warren counties.
Joyner thanked Berger and said, “It is a wonderful honor to be appointed and I am very excited about the prospects of this new endeavor. Joyner This position will allow me to do what I value most and, that is, to help the people of North Carolina.” Berger said Joyner has committed a significant part of his adult life to the betterment of
Granville County, both as a minister and as an advocate for opportunities for the disadvantaged. Golden LEAF, which is based in Rocky Mount, was created in 1999 to receive half the funds coming to North Carolina from the tobacco master settlement agreement resulting from lawsuits against cigarette manufacturers over smoking-related diseases. Joyner replaced John Harmon, an attorney from New Bern whose four-year term on the
board had expired, Foundation President Dan Gerlach said. Basnight’s appointment of Joyner took effect Tuesday. Joyner’s term expires Nov. 30, 2013. The board is comprised of 15 members, with the governor, the speaker of the House of Representatives and the Senate president pro tem each having the power to appoint five members. Contact the writer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trucks at utility’s Henderson center hit by thieves By DISPATCH STAFF
A $2 bottle of orange Gatorade was the least of the loss when thieves broke into trucks parked at Progress Energy’s Henderson line and service center at 1201 Martin Creek Road. According to Vance sheriff’s reports, workmen discovered that thousands of dollars in tools and
material were missing Wednesday about 6 a.m. from vehicles belonging to the utility and two contractors. Progress Energy reported the theft of the following items and their values: 6 Husqvarna chain saws, $3,000; assorted tools and a tool bag, $1,000; 2 rolls of copper wire, $200; and a 500-foot roll of minors cable, $1,000.
E&R Electric of Kinston reported the following missing items and their values: 2 small hoists, $200; large belt hoist, $200; 2 reels of copper wire, $250; 2 hot cutters, $100; pair of circle cutters, $50; set of rachet cutters, $200; Husqvarna chain saw, $300; and yellow ground cable, $50. Pike Electric Co. of Mt. Airy
missed 65 feet of yellow ground wire but did not list a value — and the Gatorade taken from a cooler. Progress Energy spokesman Jeff Brooks said the utility could not comment because the investigation is ongoing. Send comments to email@example.com.
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Mark It Down Today Weight loss group — TOWN (Take Off Weight Now), a nonprofit weight loss group, will meet at Aycock Recreation Center at 11:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend.
Saturday Blood drive — Girl Scout Troops #769 and #961 are sponsoring a blood drive in cooperation with Rex Blood Services from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church. Rex Blood Services has issued an urgent plea for Type O blood; however, all blood types are needed to build back up the blood supply after the drop in donations due to the holidays. Donors must sign up for 15-minute intervals by contacting Betty Craig at (919) 340-4444 or online at www2.mysignup.com/girlscoutsnc. HIV testing — Free HIV testing will be available at the Warren County Free Clinic, 546 W. Ridgeway St., Warrenton (behind the health department) from 9 a.m. to noon. Results will be available in 20 minutes. Free McDonald’s and Food Lion gift card will be given out while supplies last. Sponsored by the Northern Outreach Clinic/Rural Health Group. For more information, call (252) 257-1904. Dee’s Music Barn — Dee’s Music Barn, 3101 Walters Road, Creedmoor, will be featuring Ace In The Hole with James Potreat at 7 p.m. For more information, call (919) 528-5878. Ridgeway Opry House — Performing are Julia Morton, Jackie Turner, Joyce Chisenhall, Ronald Puett, Donnie Gillam, Bear White, Allen & Betsy Reid and Freida. Guest Band: The Warren County Travelers. Doors open at 6 p.m. Music starts at 7 p.m.
Sunday Alpha Phi Alpha — The brothers of the Rho Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. of Henderson will meet at 2 p.m. at The Silo Restaurant on Graham Avenue in Henderson. The chapter is celebrating its 11th year and invites anyone interested in becoming a member to attend this dutch luncheon celebration. All current members are also encouraged to attend.
Monday Mental health meeting — The regularly scheduled meeting of the Five County Mental Health Authority will be held at 7 p.m. at the authority’s administrative building, 134 S. Garnett St., Henderson. The public is invited to attend. Granville chamber banquet — The Granville County Chamber of Commerce will hold its 68th Annual Meeting and Banquet at 6:30 p.m. in the Civic Center on Vance-Granville Community College’s main campus. Former Marine Lt. Patrick Cleburne “Clebe” McClary will be the guest speaker. Tickets are $28.50 each. Corporate tables, with reserved seating, may also be purchased. Reservations may be made with either of the chamber’s offices: 124 Hillsboro St., Oxford, (919) 693-6125, firstname.lastname@example.org; or the South Office, 1598 N.C. Hwy. 56 between Butner and Creedmoor, (919) 528-4994, email@example.com. Community watch — The Ruin Creek Road Community Watch will meet at 7 p.m. at West Hills Presbyterian Church. A guest speaker is scheduled and a brief business meeting will follow. Members of the community are encouraged to attend. Tax information meeting — Sisters Encouraging Sisters and the Oxford Housing Authority will sponsor a free money matters/ tax information seminar at 5 p.m. at the Oxford Housing Authority Educational Center, 101 Hillside Dr., Oxford. Tax preparation information and tips for financial success will be shared during the meeting. Timothy Daye, owner of Daye’s Financial Enterprise in Kittrell, will be the guest speaker. The public is invited to attend.
Tuesday Spay/neuter clinic — Citizens for Animal Protection is sponsoring a cat an dog spay/neuter clinic in Warrenton. Animals residing in a home in Warren County or at a Littleton address are eligible. Cost is $40 for cats and $60 to $85 for dogs (limit two pets per family). For more information or for an appointment, call SNAP-NC at (919) 783-7627. NAACP meeting — The monthly meeting of the NAACP will be held at 7 p.m. at the Gateway Center, 314 S. Garnett St., Henderson. Representatives from the Census Bureau and the Franklin, Granville, Vance and Warren weatherization organizations will speak about their programs.
Wednesday Stroke support group — The Maria Parham Medical Center Stroke Support Group will meet from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Center for Rehab Conference Room of the Brodie Waddill Building at Maria Parham Medical Center. The group follows the National Stroke Association Discovery Circles program, a nationally recognized stroke support group format. Stroke survivors, families, friends and caregivers are invited to attend. Please contact Liz Karan at 436-1604 with any questions.
Thursday Forum on census — The Nu Chi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Inc. will sponsor a forum entitled “Be Counted: The Importance of American Participation in the 2010 Census” at the Granville County Commissioners’ meeting room, 141 Williamsboro St., Oxford at 6:30 p.m. The panel will include N.C. Rep. James Crawford, member of the Granville County Complete Count Committee and a representative from the Census Bureau. Flag presentation — The Soul City Volunteer Fire Department, 103 Crescent Dr., will be presented with U.S. and North Carolina flags by N.C. Sen. Doug Berger and Rep. Michael W. Wray at 4 p.m. Citizens, civic leaders and public officials in Franklin, Granville, Vance and Warren counties are invited to attend. Chess Club — The Henderson/Vance Chess Club, affiliated with the U. S. Chess Federation, meets at the First United Methodist Church from 6 to 9:30 p.m. All are welcome, adults and youths, novice or experienced. For more information, call Rudy Abate at 438-4459 (days) or 738-0375 (evenings).
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Ringing in the new year stress free By Gina DeMent Five County Mental Health
This time of year, many of us turn our attention to ways we can improve our lives. While resolutions often center on developing new habits that will get us into better physical shape, getting into better mental and emotional shape by reducing stress can provide huge rewards as well. Eating right and getting exercise generally top most people’s lists of goals for the new year. But this year, it might be wise to incorporate new habits that will reduce stress and increase happiness and overall life satisfaction. Here are some important steps you can take to be a happier, healthier and more relaxed you in the coming year: • Get enough sleep: being sleep deprived can be both a cause and an effect of being stressed. While stress can keep people up at night, operating on too few hours of sleep can make people less productive, more emotional, and more reactive to stressful events in their lives. This year, you can gain significant benefits by striving for better quality and greater quantity of sleep at night. • Take up a hobby: it’s important to keep learning, growing, and doing things you enjoy throughout your life. Having a regular hobby can provide a necessary outlet for mental stimulation and stress relief, and help you maintain a balanced lifestyle. • Increase your social life: we are, by nature,
social creatures, and the company we keep can have a huge impact on quality of life. Good friends and close family can celebrate with us during our best times and support us through our worst. A social network of healthy relationships can be a buffer against stress and provide many other benefits. However, conflicted relationships can cause additional stress and frustration, and even affect our health. This year, you can strongly improve your quality of life by seeking out healthy new friendships, improving the relationships you already have and letting go of relationships that drain you. • Get rid of clutter: living in chaos can create stress. Whether you’re overloaded by clutter, disorganized with your schedule, or carrying excess emotional baggage, disarray can make you feel scattered and rob you of resources. While many of us live in cluttered homes, for example, most of us don’t realize that the clutter can rob us of time (as we look for lost items), money (as we pay late fees on bills and things we can’t find) and peace of mind (as sitting in a cluttered room can drain your energy without you even realizing it). This year, you can take weight off your shoulders by being more organized with your time, giving away things you don’t need and maintaining your home as a haven. • Know your stress relievers: sometimes stressful situations seem to culminate quickly, and we can go from feeling fine to overwhelmed
in a very short period of time. When this happens, it impractical to stop your life to go practice yoga, get a massage, or try other effective but time-consuming stress relievers. It’s best to have a quick and effective way to turn off your fight or flight response and trigger your relaxation response • Be optimistic: many people don’t realize that the way they see the world has a heavy impact on their stress level, but it’s true that pessimism and negative self-talk can cause you significant amounts of stress. Whether you see situations as threats or challenge, beneficial or negative, stressful or exciting, is a matter of your point of view. Fortunately, your point of view can be changed with practice. How much happier, more productive, and less stressed could you be if you omitted some selfdefeating thought patterns? • Reduce job stress: is your job your greatest level of stress? It’s not surprising considering the long hours, heavy workload, and other factors that come into play in today’s workplace. However, some jobs are more stressful than others. Feeling overwhelmed and burned out by your job can add stress to virtually every area of your life. This year, one of the best things you can do for yourself is examine your work life and see what changes you can make in order to reduce stress. This may include finding tools to increase your productivity, changing certain aspects of your job, adding to your life outside of work
Fishermen welcome at Lake Devin The City of Oxford welcomes the public to fish on Lake Devin any day of the week between sunrise and sunset. In order to fish in Lake Devin, fishermen must obtain a permit from the City of Oxford’s Finance Department located at City Hall, 300 Williamsboro St. Fees for a permit are $10 for city residents; $12 for non-city residents; and a person 65 years of age or older may obtain a fishing permit that is good for the lifetime of the holder. Permits must be obtained each
calendar year. A permit to fish in Lake Devin does not eliminate the need to purchase a state license.
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so you feel less stressed in general, or even examining whether you’re in the right field. • Have a plan for the future: while there’s a lot to be said for living in the moment, there’s a difference between being fully present in your life and feeling so overwhelmed by stress that your focus goes no further than how to get through the next day. You should be able to reduce your stress level so that you’re able to look into the future and chase your dreams. Do you have a strong financial plan in place? Are you expressing yourself as fully as you’d like? Are you on the path to where you’d really like to be with your relationships and personal growth? This doesn’t mean a set-in-stone blueprint, but a idea of where you’d like to be in the future so you can be growing in that direction. If you feel that stress is affecting your life, Five County Mental Health Authority offers free stress management classes to organizations, companies and other agencies. Call Anne Williams at (252) 430-3077 or Gina DeMent at (252) 430-3031 for more information. For more information regarding mental health, developmental disability or substance abuse services available in the area, call the authority’s Helpline number at 1-877-619-3761.
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EDWARDS, from page one ciation to his family and to The Daily Dispatch family. “So, I’m humbled. I’m honored. Thank you so much,” Edwards said, hugging his family members gathered nearby. Edwards was presented the plaque after last year’s recipient, Bennett Perry, detailed the publisher’s community service. Perry said when one looks at the organizations Edwards has or continues to be involved in, it looks like a list of most of the nonprofits in the community. In addition to the chamber, they include: • Relay for Life. • The Vance County Community Foundation. • Area Christians Together In Service (ACTS). • The Vance County Public School Foundation. • The Henderson Community Concert Association. • Crime Stoppers. • The Henderson-Vance Downtown Development Commission. • The Vance-Granville Home Builders Association. • The United Way of Vance County. • The Henderson Lions Club. • And First United Methodist Church. “In fact, if you have an organization that our 2009 citizen of the year has not served on, it is probably because he was not asked,” Perry said. Perry noted Edwards recently being recognized by the County Commission as a community hero.
“A very humble person, this person does not believe he has done anything out of the ordinary,” Perry said. “We simply believe that he is a citizen trying to be a good neighbor and friend. “Because of his humility, I hesitate to mention that he has been Lion of the year for two years, has been involved with Crime Stoppers since its inception, has served with the concert association for 15 years, served the chamber board for seven years, chairing several different committees before becoming board chairman in 2007,” Perry said. “Most importantly, he genuinely gets done whatever needs to be done with a great attitude and a contagious smile,” Perry said. “Not only does he volunteer, he assumes leadership roles in these organizations previously mentioned, therefore requiring even more valuable time,” Perry said. “He has been recognized by all organizations he is involved in as a tremendous contributor, especially by many friends at First United Methodist Church, where he has worked tirelessly for over 30 years, serving as lay leader and United Methodist Men’s president,” Perry said “He is also referred to as the person that gets it done, whatever the need,” Perry said. And Perry said that “in his many accomplishments with the Henderson-
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funds to the bank? • Has anyone been disciplined or fired as a result of the incident? • What additional security measures have been implemented to prevent future losses? The county released ••• a statement Tuesday A headline in Thursday’s that stated: “The Vance paper said that State Rep. County Sheriff’s Office is engaged in an ongoing Bill Faison has bid four investigation of a report times on the Southerland Mill Pond tract. He has bid of a missing bank deposit six times on the property. bag with receipts from a A Daily Dispatch story Thursday about accused murderer Scott Morris should have said he was represented by Durham attorney Jerry Clayton at a Jan. 7 child custody hearing.
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safe, including by reforming the way the state manages parole and probation. And this includes the safety of schoolchildren. • Setting government straight, including by financial belt tightening. • Placing even more emphasis on the economy and jobs in the midst of the worldwide recession. • And reducing student dropout rates. Carroll expressed his appreciation to the audience for their commitment, saying, “You have given me a shot in the arm here tonight.”
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James Edwards has been The Daily Dispatch’s publisher since June 2004. Edwards, 55, a Henderson native, had worked for the newspaper nearly a decade before working 15 years as the marketing director at Vance-Granville Community College. He succeeded Rick Bean, who is the North Carolina group publisher of Paxton Media Group, which is based in Paducah, Ky., and which has owned The Daily Dispatch since 1994. Edwards worked for the newspaper from 198089, when the newspaper was owned by the Dennis family. Edwards served in a variety of roles, ranging from reporter and wire editor to managing editor. During the 1970s, he was news director at radio station WHNC/WXNC. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in journalism from East Carolina University (ECU). His wife of 31 years, Cindy, is director of music and programming at First United Methodist Church. She recently retired after 31 years as a public schoolteacher. The couple has two daughters, Laurie, 26, who is a speech pathologist at Duke University Hospital, and Lucie, 19, who is a sophomore at ECU.
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Deaths Mae N. Cash CREEDMOOR — Mae Neville Cash, 84, a resident of 308 Cash Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, at Granville Medical Center. A native of Granville County, she was the daughter of the late Glaudie and Velma Cash Neville. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Creedmoor, a Sunday school teacher for 50 years and retired from KaiserRoth. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Eakes Funeral Chapel in Creedmoor by the Rev. Dr. Tom Jenkins. Burial will be in Carolina Memorial Gardens. Surviving are two daughters, Faye Adcock of Oxford and Brenda Hackney of Durham; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Bobby Dement. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Cash; a son, Johnnie Wayne Cash; and brothers, Ralph, Ed, Lank, G.L. and Maurice Neville. Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in Creedmoor, P.O. Box 38, Creedmoor, N.C. 27522. The family will receive friends at the Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, prior to the funeral service. Funeral arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home of Creedmoor.
Lottie Mae Davis WARREN COUNTY — Lottie Mae “Miss Lottie” Davis, 100, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, at Maria Parham Medical Center.
She was born in Wise on Aug. 6, 1909, and was the daughter of the late Orange and Mary Willie Cobb. She was educated in the Warren County public school system and attended Wise School, now known as WCTS/North Warren High School in Wise. She was baptized at an early age and joined Locust Grove Baptist Church in Wise. She married the late Gaston Davis on Feb. 4, 1928, and relocated to Warren Plains. She then joined Cook’s Chapel Baptist Church and remained a faithful member until death. She was preceded in death by three children, Mamie Jean, Leslie Sherman and Gaston Nathaniel Daniel. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at noon at Cook’s Chapel Baptist Church in Warren Plains. The Rev. Tony Cozart, pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in the family cemetery. She is survived by her children, Mary E. Simmons of Bayside, N.Y., Vivian D. Lynch of New York City, and Carolyn Allen of Wilmington; seven grandchildren; 14 greatgrandchildren; a greatgreat-grandchild; and a sister, Ruth Alexander of Warren Hills Nursing Center in Warrenton. The body may be viewed today at R.H. Greene Funeral Home from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. The family will be available to receive relatives and friends at the funeral home from 2 to 3 p.m. and again from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Funeral arrangements are by R.H. Greene Funeral Home of Warrenton.
Larry D. Hargrove RALEIGH — Larry Darnell Hargrove, 43, died Monday, Jan. 18, 2010, in Raleigh. He was born in Vance County and was the son of Martha Alexander Hargrove and the late Odell Hargrove. He attended the Warren County public school system. Chapel services will be conducted at noon on Saturday at Davis-Royster Funeral Service by the Rev. Mary Jermna. He is survived by his mother, Martha Alexander Hargrove of Soul City; two brothers, Purcell Hargrove of Norlina and Randolph Henderson of Henderson; two sisters, Shirley Bullock of Soul City and Carolyn Hargrove of Drewry. The family will receive friends at the residence of Martha A. Hargrove, Scott-Mitchell, 304 Duke Drive, Apt. 105, Norlina. Funeral arrangements are by Davis Royster Funeral Service of Henderson.
Reynalda B. Lopez HIGH POINT — Reynalda Benitez Lopez, 54, of 206 Underhill St., High Point, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010, in High Point Regional Hospital. Chapel services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Davis-Royster Funeral Service. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.
Elvin Terry HENDERSON — Elvin Terry, 51, of 319 John St., died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010, in the University of
North Carolina Hospital. Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in True Faith in Christ Worship Center on Williams Street by the Rev. Helen Evans. The family will receive friends at the residence. Funeral arrangements are by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.
in Fayetteville. The body may be viewed at E.C. Terry’s Funeral Service Chapel on Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. and at St. Andrews Church from 6 to 8 p.m. The family will be at the home of the Rev. Rowena and Bobby Hicks, 159 Sandstone Road, Henderson.
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RALEIGH — Shelia Alston Morrow, a Vance County native and resident of Raleigh, died Monday, Jan. 18, 2010, at the Durham Medical Center in Durham. She was the daughter of Charles and Martha Marrow. She was married to the late Sandy Morrow. In addition to her parents, she is survived by a daughter, Kenya Langford Davis of Raleigh; five sisters, the Rev. Rowena Hicks, Regina Burchette, Armelia Meadows, Sandra Hicks and Karen Hicks; four brothers, Chauncey Marrow, Titus Marrow, Clayton Marrow and Kenneth Hicks. A memorial and visitation service will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at St. Andrews Christian Church, 203 Mulberry St., with the Rev. C. Jerome Taylor officiating. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Deliverance Cathedral of Love Church, 1705 Curtis Drive, Raleigh, with Bishop M.S. Nesbitt officiating. The viewing will be Sunday at the church from 2 to 3 p.m. Interment will be in the Sandhills V.A. Cemetery
KITTRELL — William M. Pegram, 65, of 15 Wilton Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, at Hock Family Pavilion Center in Durham. He was a native of Mecklenburg County, Va. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Ilong Baptist Church by the Rev. Tom Moore. Burial will be in the church cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Annie Howard Pegram; two daughters, Bernita of Oxford and Roas Lewis of Henderson; a son, Vernon Pegram of Oxford; and his mother, Estelle Moore Pegram of Durham. The viewing will be Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at Wright Funeral Home in Oxford. Arrangements are by Wright Funeral Home.
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Rev. Terry Taylor. Burial will be in the church cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Eula Hart Sanford; two stepchildren, Quinton Hart and Angela Hart, both of Oxford; three foster children, Jameelah Burnette, La-Asia Hartford and Takeirsa Fasion, all of Oxford; two sisters, Patricia Williams of Bullock and Earldean Gill of Oxford; three brothers, Melvin Sanford of East Hartford, Conn., James Roberts of Clarksville, Tenn., and Donald Sanford of Bullock; and two grandchildren. The viewing will be today from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at Wright Funeral Home in Oxford. Arrangements are by Wright Funeral Home.
William Smith Jr. CREEDMOOR — William Smith Jr., of Rock Spring Road, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, at Duke Medical Center. Arrangements are by Wright Funeral Home in Oxford.
Kirk Wright OXFORD — Kirk Wright, a resident of 611 Granville St., has died. Arrangements are by Wright Funeral Home.
OXFORD — William Augusta Sanford, 52, of 7672 Reaves Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, at Guardian Care Nursing Center in Henderson. He was the son of the late Johnny Sanford and Etta Roberts Sanford. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Stovall by the
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State, regional developers tour Triangle North parks Economic developers from the N.C. Department of Commerce and Research Triangle Regional Partnership (RTRP) toured Triangle Northâ€™s four parks in Franklin, Granville, Vance and Warren counties Jan. 15 to view park improvements and receive an update on what companies need in sites to expand in the Research Triangle Region. â€œThese are excellent parks â€” jewels for our rural areas,â€? said Vivian Powell, the commerce department representative for the 13-county Research Triangle Region, which includes the four Triangle North counties. â€œThey are shovel ready, which is a big advantage for companies that are ready to make a move to relocate or expand,â€? Powell said. â€œTheir location â€” so close to the metropolitan areas â€” is very desirable, particularly since there is so little undeveloped land in the core of our region.â€? Powell and Margie Bukowski, a statewide economic development representative for the commerce department, toured the Triangle North parks at the request of Debbie Lilly, vice president of client services for RTRP and the lead recruiter for Triangle North. Lilly was joined for briefings at each site by county economic developers, who are the local experts and lead developers for each site on the county level. â€œTriangle Northâ€™s network of parks offer a full range of sites that can meet the needs of new and expanding businesses,â€? said Lilly. â€œWe have sites large and small, sites that front the interstate for maximum visibility and others that are secluded,
and each park offers some unique feature. â€œTriangle North Warren, for instance, is a mega site just off of Interstate 85, perfect for a major distribution and logistics facility,â€? Lilly said. â€œTriangle North Franklin offers an executive airport next door and a new 33,900-square-foot shell building. Granville and Vance County offer interstate frontage and close proximity to the main campus of Vance-Granville Community College, our major workforce development partner. And, of course, each of our parks offers the highest levels of state financial incentives available in North Carolina. That could translate into a $12,500 tax credit for every job a company creates in any Triangle North park.â€? Developers met with members of the Kerr-Tar Regional Economic Development Corp. (KTREDC) at a luncheon at the Henderson Country Club, thanks to local business supporter Tommy Hester, president of Prim Residential Developers Corp. The KTREDC is the nonprofit corporation formed by the four counties to own and market Triangle North. â€œWeâ€™re delighted to have the talent and commitment of the state Department of Commerce and regional economic develop-
ment community working with us to bring businesses to our parks and create jobs for the citizens of four counties,â€? said Danny W. Wright, KTREDC chairman. â€œTriangle North represents our best hope of turning the economic corner in our four counties and we are confident that, with this kind of talent, weâ€™ll achieve success.â€? Triangle North is a network of tax-advantaged business parks in the northern part of the Research Triangle Region of North Carolina, home of The Research Triangle Park and one of the most economically competitive regions in the world. All Triangle North parks offer the highest level (Tier 1) of state financial incentives available in North Carolina, providing a low-cost point of entry for companies ready to locate or expand. For more information, visit www. TriangleNorthNC.org or contact Triangle North at (252) 436-6098 or info@ trianglenorthnc.org.
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Edwards admits he fathered videographer’s child By MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer
RALEIGH — Former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards finally admitted Thursday he fathered a child during an affair before his second White House bid, dropping long-standing denials just ahead of a book by a former campaign aide who initially took the fall. Edwards released a statement Edwards admitting paternity of the girl, Frances Quinn Hunter, who was born in 2008 to videographer Rielle Hunter as the result of an affair Edwards has already confessed to. “It was wrong for me to ever deny she was my daughter,” he said, adding he was providing financial support for the child and
mother. “I am Quinn’s father.” The admission comes ahead of the Feb. 2 release of a book by former Edwards aide Andrew Young that is expected to describe how Edwards worked to hide his paternity with Young’s help. Young initially claimed he was the child’s father shortly before the 2008 presidential primary contests began. Word that Young was naming Edwards as the father first came when details of his book proposal were reported by The New York Times in September. Edwards’ lawyer at the time declined to comment. The child was born Feb. 27, 2008, indicating that she was conceived in the middle of 2007, several months after Hunter stopped working for Edwards. John and Elizabeth Edwards renewed their wedding vows in July of 2007 to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary. Hunter’s lawyer, Michael Critchley, said Edwards’ statement
amounted to a public acknowledgment of something that was known privately. He said Hunter did not have an immediate comment. It is not clear where she and the child are living. In an excerpt of an ABC News interview released Thursday, Young says that Edwards asked him to arrange a fake paternity test. “Get a doctor to fake the DNA results,” Young said Edwards told him. “And he asked me ... to steal a diaper from the baby so he could secretly do a DNA test to find out if this (was) indeed his child.” An Edwards spokeswoman declined to comment on the ABC interview. Elizabeth Edwards, whose cancer returned in an incurable form in March 2007, has stood by her husband despite the affair. She has said that it does not matter to her whether her husband fathered a child with Hunter, saying, “that would be a part of John’s life, but not a part of mine.”
Harrison Hickman, a longtime friend of John Edwards who worked as his political pollster, said Elizabeth Edwards was supportive of the decision of her husband to come forward. Since admitting the affair in August 2008, Edwards has largely gone into seclusion. He has acknowledged a federal investigation into his campaign finances while both Young and Hunter — with her child — have made appearances at a federal courthouse in Raleigh. In his statement, Edwards said, “I will do everything in my power to provide her (the child) with the love and support she deserves. I have been able to spend time with her during the past year and trust that future efforts to show her the love and affection she deserves can be done privately and in peace.” “I have been providing financial support for Quinn and have reached an agreement with her mother to continue providing support in the future,” the statement said. “To all
those I have disappointed and hurt, these words will never be enough, but I am truly sorry.” Edwards’ attorney, Wade Smith, said there would never be a logical explanation for why Edwards initially denied being the father. Edwards, a former U.S. senator representing North Carolina from 1998 until his vice presidential bid in 2004, acknowledged in May that federal investigators were looking into how he used campaign funds. Grand jury proceedings are secret, and the U.S. attorney’s office in Raleigh has declined to confirm or deny an investigation. Smith declined to comment Thursday about the probe. Edwards adamantly denied during an interview with ABC News last summer that he had fathered a child with Hunter, and he welcomed a paternity test. He said then that the affair had ended in 2006. That year, Edwards’ political action committee had paid Hunter’s video production firm $100,000 for work.
OFFICIAL BALLOT FOR THE 2009 “BEST OF VANCE COUNTY” 65. Best Golf Course Business _______________________ 66. Best Church Supplier Business _______________________ 67. Best Medical Wear Business _______________________ 68. Best Photographer/Studio Business _______________________
People 1. Best Contractor Name _________________________ 2. Best Electrician Name _________________________ 3. Best Pharmacist Name _________________________ 4. Best Doctor Name _________________________ 5. Best Nurse (RN, LPN) Name _________________________ Location________________________ 6. Best Medical Assistant (CNA, office assistant) Name _________________________ 7. Best Dentist Name _________________________ 8. Best Optometrist Name _________________________ 9. Best Insurance Agent Name _________________________ Business _______________________ 10. Best Waiter/Waitress Name _________________________ Restaurant ______________________ 11. Best Car Salesperson Name _________________________ 12. Best Hair Stylist Name _________________________ Salon __________________________ 13. Best Sales Team Business _______________________ 14. Best Auto Mechanic Name _________________________ Business _______________________ 15. Best Attorney Name _________________________ 16. Best Elected Official Name _________________________ 17. Best Real Estate Team Business _______________________ 18. Best Real Estate Agent Name _________________________ 19. Best Dental Hygienist Name _________________________ Office _________________________ 20. Best CPA Name _________________________ Firm __________________________ 21. Best Chiropractor Name _________________________ 22. Best Barber Name _________________________ 23. Best Veterinarian Name _________________________
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RULES FOR ENTRY 1. At least 50% of the questions must be answered on your ballot. 2. When voting on names, please put the first and last names and put “jr.”, “III”, etc. when applicable. 3. When voting the name of a chain (for example: Hardee’s Pizza Hut, Burger King, McDonalds, etc.) be sure to specify which location.
4. No mechanical reproductions of “answered ballots: will be accepted. 5. All answers must be applicable to Vance County for eligibility. 6. Send your completed entries to “The Best of Vance County” Retail Dept. P.O. Box 908, Henderson, N. C. 27536
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